Lowry and Siakam among seven Raptors for season finale against Pacers – fr

Lowry and Siakam among seven Raptors for season finale against Pacers – fr

The Toronto Raptors will be without many regulars for their season against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
The team led Kyle Lowry (resting), OG Anunoby (left calf), Rodney Hood (left hand), Pascal Siakam (left shoulder), Fred VanVleet (left hip), Yuta Watanabe (right ankle) and Paul Watson ( left knee)) as for the game.

Lowry, 35, is expected to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He ends his ninth season with the Raptors averaging 17.2 points and 7.3 assists in 46 games.

Siakam is completing the first year of his four-year, $ 130 million contract. The 27-year-old averages a team-high 21.4 points per game and 7.2 rebounds in 56 appearances.

VanVleet is ending his fifth season with the Raptors and the first on a four-year, $ 85 million contract. The 27-year-old is averaging a career-high 19.6 points per game this season in 52 games.

Anunoby finished the final season of his rookie contract averaging a career-high 15.9 points per game. He will start a new four-year, $ 72 million contract next season.

Hood was acquired with Gary Trent, Jr., of the Portland Trail Blazers for Norman Powell on the trade deadline. He was limited to just 17 games with the Raptors before his injury and will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Watanabe is finishing his first full NBA season and was recognized for his efforts by being granted a contract extension in April. The 26-year-old forward has averaged 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 50 games this season, including four starts.

Watson has set career highs in games played (27), points per game (4.1) and three-pointers (47%) this season, his third in the Raptors organization.

The Raptors (27-44) will finish 23rd in the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the first time since 2013.


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